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San Antonio, Texas
Buddy (A-Nam-Tay-Say) Hosick
The above pictures while Buddy visited Scott Air Force Base in Illinos 2007
A letter grom Senator Durbin
Dear Mr. Hosck:
Since you have contacted me in the past regarding proposed reductions in Medicare payments to physicians, I wanted to provide you with this update.
I am pleased that legislation recently passed by Congress will prevent any cuts in Medicare physician reimbursements until at least the middle of next year. The current state of the federal budget requires that all new spending be offset, and finding the funds to pay for elimination of the physician pay cut was not a simple matter. Some in Congress were prepared to use excess funds currently provided to Medicare Advantage plans, but the Bush Administration rejected that option. In the end, funds were found to pay for a six-month extension of the pay-cut moratorium. As a result, the legislation we sent to the President for his signature prevents the physician pay cut and replaces it with a 0.5 percent increase through June 30, 2008.
The temporary extension will require the Senate to revisit the expiring provisions during the first half of 2008. I will keep your concerns in mind as I continue to fight to keep Medicare strong and ensure fair and adequate compensation for physicians
To Kill an American
You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually
a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a
reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.
"An American is English, or French, or
Italian, Irish, German, Spanish,
Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican,
African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or
Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.
An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho,
Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.
An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim.
In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only
difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them
An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer
only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for
the government and for God.
An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.
The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration ofIndependence,
which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of
An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other
nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.
When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans
came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!
As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other
nation to the poor in Afghanistan. Americans welcome the best of
everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best
food, the best services. But they also welcome the least.
The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired
and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless,
tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America.
Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11,
2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World
Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures,
and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.
So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General
Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the
world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because
Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the
embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that
spirit, everywhere, is an American.
And did you know, Australia is the only country that has stood by the United
States through all wars.
Note: Although the Islam religeon (Muslims) is the fastest growing religeon
in America, And freely paractices its religeon here, there will be a time
and a place when Americans will be sorry for allowing them to pratice this
Subject: Re: [NativeProphecy] Dr. Mercola on Bird Flu
> yes, Rumsfeld has shares in the company that is
> developing Tamaflu, thus will gain from its use.
> the problem is that the vaccine will not work as
> it is expected it will. if anything it will open
> vectors that other diseases will be able to use.
> besides to be effective it must be used when there
> are NO symptoms present, otherwise, it intensifies
> the illness it is attempting to fight.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Pamela ZAHM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 12:42 AM
> Subject: [NativeProphecy] Dr. Mercola on Bird Flu
>> Rumsfeld To Profit From Bird Flu Hoax
>> By Dr. Mercola
>> Finally, the pieces of the puzzle start to add
> up. Not long ago,
>> President Bush sought to instill panic in this
> country by telling us a
>> minimum of 200,000 people will die from the
> avian flu pandemic, but it
>> could be as bad as 2 million deaths in this
> country alone.
>> This hoax is then used to justify the immediate
> purchase of 80 million
>> doses of Tamiflu, a worthless drug that in no
> way shape or form treats
>> the avian flu, but only decreases the amount of
> days one is sick and
>> can actually contribute to the virus having more
> lethal mutations.
>> So the U.S. placed an order for 20 million doses
> of this worthless
>> drug at a price of $100 per dose. That comes to
> a staggering $2
>> We are being told that Roche manufactures
> Tamiflu and, in a recent New
>> York Times article, they were battling whether
> or not they would allow
>> generic drug companies to help increase their
>> But if you dig further you will find that a drug
> was actually
>> developed by a company called Gilead that 10
> years ago gave Roche the
>> exclusive rights to market and sell Tamiflu.
>> Ahh, The Plot Thickens...
>> If you read the link below from Gilead, you'll
> discover Defense
>> Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was made the chairman
> of Gilead in 1997.
>> Since Rumsfeld holds major portions of stock in
> Gilead, he will
>> handsomely profit from the scare tactics of the
> government that is
>> being used to justify the purchase of $2 billion
> of Tamiflu.
>> For more on the nonsense of the avian flu hoax,
> you'll want to review
>> today's other post on the subject.
>> Finally Medical Journal Admits the Truth
>> This week's British Medical Journal has an
> editorial on the bird flu
>> in which they state the following:
>> >> >> "The lack of sustained human-to-human
> transmission suggests that this
>> AH5N1 avian virus does not currently have the
> capacity to cause a
>> human pandemic"
>> While they do go on to say the virus could
> mutate with the influenza A
>> virus and has the potential to acquire the means
> for rapid human to
>> human transmission, it does NOT have this
> ability now. All the
>> preparation and fear being created in the media
> is about a theoretical
>> Now I am a former Boy Scout and fully believe in
> being prepared, but
>> this is nothing even close to following
> recommendations made by
>> experts to New Orleans that if implemented would
> have saved 1000 lives
>> and half a million homes and well over 100
> billion dollars from
>> Hurricane Katrina.
>> No this is all about creating fear and panic to
> benefit the drug
>> companies. Now, I am still not opposed to being
> prepared for this
>> potential bird flu pandemic. It is POSSIBLE it
> might materialize. But
>> if it did there is no way that the flu vaccine
> or Tamiflu will
>> mitigate its damage. No way.
Merck accused of scientific fraud
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> The most important story hitting the headlines right now isn't one
> that we've published yet: it's the story about the New England Journal
> of Medicine accusing Merck of scientific fraud.
> According to the Journal, Merck selectively and knowingly deleted
> clinical data that showed Vioxx to be dangerous. This was done to hide
> the dangers of the drug.
> The New York Times covers the story quite well at:
> The conspiracy of scientific fraud committed by Big Pharma is
> something that NewsTarget readers have known about for quite some time.
> It may be recent news to the rest of the world, but it's old news to
> I've covered Vioxx in great detail in previous articles:
> Note that if any other company committed such violations that
> ultimately lead to the deaths of over 60,000 Americans, there would be
> Dept. of Justice investigations and CEOs would go to jail.
> But watch this situation carefully: Merck will get off with another
> slap on the wrist, most likely. Because Big Pharma seems conveniently
> immune to the laws that govern the rest of the nation. Might makes
> right, it seems.
> - Mike
July 1, 2005
> Alfred Hosick
> Westfrankfort, Illinois 62896-4231
> Dear Alfred:
> I wanted to drop you a note to let you know I received your
> message regarding the proposed Central American Free Trade
> Agreement (CAFTA).
> I appreciate you contacting my office regarding these issues. Since
> coming to Congress, I have voted against NAFTA and giving the
> President fast-track trade authority because of American job loss
> and concerns that foreign worker and environmental standards are
> significantly lower than American standards. Please be assured I
> will keep your views in mind if legislation pertaining to CAFTA
> comes to the House floor during the 109th Congress.
> If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact
> Jerry F. Costello
> Member of Congress
From: "Congressman Jerry F. Costello" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: WriteRep Responses
> December 16, 2005
> Mr. Alfred P. Hosick
> 14592 Wilburn Rd
> West Frankfort, Illinois 62896-4231
> Dear Alfred:
> I wanted to send you this note to let you know that I received you
> email and wanted to thank you for your kind words. I will
> continue to work for the 12th district, Illinois and our Nation.
> Again, thank you and if I can be of further assistance, please do not
> hesitate to let me know.
> Jerry F. Costello
> Member of Congress
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WOW, WHAT A STORY!!!!!!
MARINES AND TAMPONS (A GREAT STORY)
Tampons to the rescue in Iraq!! Don't worry, it's a good story, and worth reading. It's even humorous in parts. It's from the mother of a Marine in Iraq.
My son told me how wonderful the care packages we had sent them were and wanted me to tell everyone thank you. He said that one guy we'll call Marine X, got a girl care package and everyone was giving him a hard time. My son said, 'Marine X got some really nice smelling lotion and everyone really likes it, so every time he goes to sleep they steal it from him.' I told my son I was really sorry about the mistake, and if he wanted I would send Marine X another package. He told me not to worry about Marine X because every time I s end something to him, Marine X thinks it's for him too.
He said when my husband and I sent the last care package, Marine X came over to his cot picked up the box, started fishing through it, and said, 'What'd we get this time?'
My son said they had the most fun with Marine X's package. He said he wasn't
sure who we were sending the pack to, but the panties were size 20, and he
said one of the guys got on top of the Humvee and jumped off with the panties
over his head and yelled, 'Look at me, I'm an Airborne Ranger!!!!' One of
the guys attached the panties to an antenna and it blew in the wind like
a windsock. He said it entertained them for quite awhile. Then of course.......they
had those tampons.
When he brought this up, my imagination just went running, but he continued. My son s aid they had to go on a mission and Marine X wanted the Chap-Stick and lotion for the trip. He grabbed a bunch of the items from his care package and got in the Humvee. As luck would have it he grabbed the tampons too, and my son said everyone was teasing him about 'not forgetting his feminine hygiene products.'
He said things went well for a while, then the convoy was ambushed and a Marine was shot. He said the wound was pretty clean, but it was deep. He said they were administering first aid but couldn't get the bleeding to slow down, and someone said, 'Hey! Use Marine X's tampons!' My son said they put the tampon in the wound. At this point my son profoundly told Me, 'Mom, did you know that tampons expand?' ('Well....yeah!')
They successfully slowed the bleeding until the guy got better medical attention. When they went to check on him later The surgeon told them, 'You guys saved his life. If you hadn't stopped that bleeding he would have bled to death. ' My Son said, 'Mom, the tampons sent by the Marine Moms by mistake saved a Marine's life.'
At this point I asked him, 'Well, what did you do with the rest of the tampons?'
He said, 'Oh, we divided them up and we all have them in our flak jackets,
and I kept two for our first aid kit.'
I am absolutely amazed by the ingenuity of our Marines. I can't believe that something that started out as a mistake then turned into a joke, ended up saving someone's life. My sister said she doesn't believe in mistakes. She believes God had a plan all along. She believes that 'female care package' was sent to Marine X to save our Marine.
Either way, our efforts have boosted the morale of many Marines, provided
much needed items for our troops, AND saved the life of a Marine! God bless
every one of you for your efforts and hard work, and God bless our Marines,
Army, Navy, Air Force and all our military service personnel.
Say a prayer for our military persoal . May The Lord Jesus Christ bless you.
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND KEEP IT SAFE!
The Terrorist Reports????????
> > Here is the letter that Sibel D. Edmonds and 24
> > other former federal employees signed and are
> > prepared to tell all to a grand jury. I have over
> > 200 former federal employees, with some overlap on
> > the signatories below, also willing to tell all to a
> > grand jury.
> > Date: September 13, 2004
> > To The Congress of The United States:
> > The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon
> > the United States ended its report stating that "We
> > look forward to a national debate on the merits of
> > what we have recommended, and we will participate
> > vigorously in that debate." In this spirit, we the
> > undersigned wish to bring to the attention of the
> > Congress and the people of the United States what we
> > believe are serious shortcomings in the report and
> > its recommendations. We thus call upon Congress to
> > refrain from narrow political considerations and to
> > apply brakes to the race to implement the commission
> > recommendations. It is not too late for Congress to
> > break with the practice of limiting testimony to
> > that from politicians and top-layer career
> > bureaucrats-many with personal reputations to defend
> > and institutional equities to protect. Instead, use
> > this unique opportunity to introduce salutary
> > reform, an opportunity that must not be squandered
> > by politically driven haste.
> > Omission is one of the major flaws in the
> > Commission's report. We are aware of significant
> > issues and cases that were duly reported to the
> > Commission by those of us with direct knowledge, but
> > somehow escaped attention. Serious problems and
> > shortcomings within government agencies likewise
> > were reported to the Commission but were not
> > included in the report. The report simply does not
> > get at key problems within the intelligence,
> > aviation security, and law enforcement communities.
> > The omission of such serious and applicable issues
> > and information by itself renders the report flawed,
> > and casts doubt on the validity of many of its
> > recommendations.
> > We believe that one of the primary purposes of the
> > Commission was to establish accountability; that to
> > do so is essential to understanding the failures
> > that led to 9/11, and to prescribe needed changes.
> > However, the Commission in its report holds no one
> > accountable, stating instead "our aim has not been
> > to assign individual blame." That is to play the
> > political game, and it shows that the goal of
> > achieving unanimity overrode one of the primary
> > purposes of this Commission's establishment. When
> > calling for accountability, we are referring not to
> > quasi-innocent mistakes caused by "lack of
> > imagination" or brought about by ordinary "human
> > error." Rather, we refer to intentional actions or
> > inaction by individuals responsible for our national
> > security, actions or inaction dictated by motives
> > other than the security of the people of the United
> > States. The report deliberately ignores officials
> > and civil servants who were, and still are, clearly
> > negligent and/or derelict in their duties to the
> > nation. If these individuals are protected rather
> > than held accountable, the mindset that enabled 9/11
> > will persist, no matter how many layers of
> > bureaucracy are added, and no matter how much money
> > is poured into the agencies. Character counts.
> > Personal integrity, courage, and professionalism
> > make the difference. Only a commission bent on
> > holding no one responsible and reaching unanimity
> > could have missed that. We understand, as do most
> > Americans, that one of our greatest strengths in
> > defending against terrorism is the dedication and
> > resourcefulness of those individuals who work on the
> > frontlines. Even before the Commission began its
> > work, many honest and patriotic individuals from
> > various agencies came forward with information and
> > warnings regarding terrorism-related issues and
> > serious problems within our intelligence and
> > aviation security agencies. If it were not for these
> > individuals, much of what we know today of
> > significant issues and facts surrounding 9/11 would
> > have remained in the dark. These "whistleblowers"
> > were able to put the safety of the American people
> > above their own careers and jobs, even though they
> > had reason to suspect that the deck was stacked
> > against them. Sadly, it was. Retaliation took many
> > forms: some were ostracized; others were put under
> > formal or informal gag orders; some were fired. The
> > commission has neither acknowledged their
> > contribution nor faced up to the urgent need to
> > protect such patriots against retaliation by the
> > many bureaucrats who tend to give absolute priority
> > to saving face and protecting their own careers.
> > The Commission did emphasize that barriers to the
> > flow of information were a primary cause for wasting
> > opportunities to prevent the tragedy. But it skipped
> > a basic truth. Secrecy enforced by repression
> > threatens national security as much as bureaucratic
> > turf fights. It sustains vulnerability to terrorism
> > caused by government breakdowns. Reforms will be
> > paper tigers without a safe channel for
> > whistleblowers to keep them honest in practice. It
> > is unrealistic to expect that government workers
> > will defend the public, if they can't defend
> > themselves. Courage is the exception, not the rule.
> > Unfortunately, current whistleblower rights are a
> > cruel trap and magnet for cynicism. The
> > Whistleblower Protection Act has turned into an
> > efficient way to finish whistleblowers off by
> > endorsing termination. No government workers have
> > access to jury trials like Congress enacted for
> > corporate workers after the Enron/MCI debacles.
> > Government workers need genuine, enforceable rights
> > just as much to protect America's families, as
> > corporate workers do to protect America's
> > investments. It will take congressional leadership
> > to fill this hole in the 9/11 Commission's
> > recommendations.
> > The Commission, with its incomplete report of "facts
> > and circumstances," intentional avoidance of
> > assigning accountability, and disregard for the
> > knowledge, expertise and experience of those who
> > actually do the job, has now set about pressuring
> > our Congress and our nation to hastily implement all
> > its recommendations. While we do not intend to imply
> > that all recommendations of this report are flawed,
> > we assert that the Commission's list of
> > recommendations does not include many urgently
> > needed fixes, and further, we argue that some of
> > their recommendations, such as the creation of an
> > "intelligence czar," and haphazard increases in
> > intelligence budgets, will lead to increases in the
> > complexity and confusion of an already complex and
> > highly bureaucratic system.
> > Congress has been hearing not only from the
> > commissioners but from a bevy of other career
> > politicians, very few of whom have worked in the
> > intelligence community, and from top-layer
> > bureaucrats, many with vested interests in saving
> > face and avoiding accountability. Congress has not
> > included the voices of the people working within the
> > intelligence and broader national security
> > communities who deal with the real issues and
> > problems day-after-day and who possess the needed
> > expertise and experience-in short, those who not
> > only do the job but are conscientious enough to
> > stick their necks out in pointing to the impediments
> > they experience in trying to do it effectively.
> > We the undersigned, who have worked within various
> > government agencies (FBI, CIA, FAA, DIA, Customs)
> > responsible for national security and public safety,
> > call upon you in Congress to include the voices of
> > those with first-hand knowledge and expertise in the
> > important issues at hand. We stand ready to do our
> > part.
> > Respectfully,
> > Costello, Edward J. Jr., Former Special Agent,
> > Counterintelligence, FBI
> > Cole, John M., Former Veteran Intelligence
> > Operations Specialist, FBI
> > Conrad, David "Mark," Retired Agent in Charge,
> > Internal Affairs, U.S. Customs
> > Dew, Rosemary N., Former Supervisory Special Agent,
> > Counterterrorism & Counterintelligence, FBI
> > Dzakovic, Bogdan, Former Red Team Leader, FAA
> > Edmonds, Sibel D., Former Language Specialist, FBI
> > Elson, Steve, Retired Navy Seal & Former Special
> > Agent, FAA & US Navy
> > Forbes, David, Aviation, Logistics and Govt.
> > Security Analysts, BoydForbes, Inc., Goodman, Melvin
> > A., Former Senior Analyst/ Division Manager, CIA;
> > Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy
> > Graf, Mark, Former Security Supervisor, Planner, &
> > Derivative Classifier, Department of Energy
> > Graham, Gilbert M., Retired Special Agent,
> > Counterintelligence, FBI
> > Kleiman, Diane, Former Special Agent, US Customs
> > Kwiatkowski, Karen U., Lt. Col. USAF (ret.), Veteran
> > Policy Analyst-DoD
> > Larkin, Lynne A., Former Operation Officer, CIA
> > MacMichael, David, Former Senior Estimates Officer,
> > CIA
> > McGovern, Raymond L., Former Analyst, CIA
> > Pahle, Theodore J., Retired Senior Intelligence
> > Officer, DIA
> > Sarshar, Behrooz, Retired Language Specialist, FBI
> > Sullivan, Brian F., Retired Special Agent & Risk
> > Management Specialist, FAA
> > Tortorich, Larry J., Retired US Naval Officer, US
> > Navy & Dept. of Homeland Security/TSA Turner, Jane
> > A., Retired Special Agent, FBI
> > Vincent, John B., Retired Special Agent,
> > Counterterrorism, FBI
> > Whitehurst, Dr. Fred, Retired Supervisory Special
> > Agent/Laboratory Forensic Examiner, FBI
> > Wright, Ann, Col. US Army (ret.); and Former Foreign
> > Service officer
> > Zipoli, Matthew J., Special Response Team (SRT)
> > Officer, DOE
> > CC: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence,
> > Chairman Pat Roberts & Vice Chairman John D.
> > Rockefeller
> > Senate Committee on the Judiciary,
> > Chairman Orrin G. Hatch & Ranking Democratic Member
> > Patrick Leahy
> > Senate Committee on Armed Services, Chairman John
> > Warner & Ranking Member Carl Levin
> > Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, Chairman
> > Susan Collins & Ranking Member Joseph Lieberman
> > House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,
> > Chairman Porter J. Goss & Ranking Member Jane Harman
> > House Committee on the Judiciary, Chairman F. James
> > Sensenbrenner, Jr. & Ranking Member John Conyers
> > House Armed Services Committee, Chairman Duncan
> > Hunter & Ranking Member Ike Skelton
> > House Committee on Government Reform, Chairman Tom
> > Davis & Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman
> > House Select Committee on Homeland Security,
> > Chairman Christopher Cox & Ranking Member Jim Turner
> > Senator Charles Grassley
> > For the record, Congress has not made a move to
> > address the foregoing.
> > As we are all witnessing right now, whistleblowers
> > that would make the system stay honest are being
> > strongly discouraged and even purged from federal
> > employment. In a recent memo by new CIA Director
> > Porter Goss, one of those involved in the 9-11
> > cover-up and one of the three persons (Senators
> > Graham and Kyl, Congressman Goss) that Pakistan ISI
> > head Lt.Col. Mahmood Ahmed was meeting with in
> > Washington when 9-11 happened, issued this warning
> > to CIA employees. Remember that it was this
> > Pakistani lieutenant colonel that wired $100,000 to
> > Mohammed Atta shortly before 9-11.
> > GOSS MEMO MANDATES CIA EMPLOYEES TO SUPPORT BUSH
> > POLICIES
> > Tue Nov 16 2004 Porter Goss, the new intelligence
> > chief, has told Central Intelligence Agency
> > employees that their job is to "support the
> > administration and its policies in our work," a copy
> > of the internal memorandum shows.
> > The NEW YORK TIMES is planning to lead Wednesday's
> > paper with the memo, newsroom sources tell DRUDGE.
> > MORE "As agency employees we do not identify with,
> > support or champion opposition to the administration
> > or its policies," Goss said in the memorandum, which
> > was circulated late on Monday. He said in the
> > document that he was seeking "to clarify beyond
> > doubt the rules of the road."
> > That, ladies and gentlemen, is "Controlling the
> > Mythology" and silencing dissent so they can
> > continue to operate our government above the law and
> > in secret.
> > I do not have subpoena powers, but Eliot Spitzer
> > does and some, if not all, of the above facts and
> > sets of circumstances warrant being looked into. He
> > is welcome to everything we have on 9-11 matters and
> > the RICO investigations that led to the facts that
> > are presented in my book. The US Government has put
> > their mythology on the table and apparently many (89
> > percent in the CNN poll) are not buying it. The
> > foregoing has yet to be investigated and how the
> > trails all started converging on 9-11 and NYC
> > without having to guide them that way might be very
> > telling. Please sign the Justicefor9-11.org petition
> > if you, too, demand the truth and justice regarding
> > September 11, 2001. There is much truth to be found
> > and we have a national capital that is full of
> > people that have an aversion to the truth. It is
> > time that we as American Citizens get to the bottom
> > of what they fear so much and why they fear the
> > truth. It is time for all Americans to wake up.
> > Karl W. B. Schwarz lives in Little Rock, AR and is
> > the author of "One-Way Ticket to Crawford, Texas, a
> > Conservative Republican Speaks Out." He is the
> > President and Chief Executive Officer of Patmos
> > Nanotechnologies, LLC and I-nets Security Systems, a
> > designer of intelligence and communications UAV
> > systems. You can email him here.Anam-Tay-Say
Is An International Financial
Conspiracy Driving World Events?
By Richard C. Cook
John McCain says he's a defender of democracy. But the folks running his campaign have been playing for the other team.
Two of John McCain's senior campaign staff were forced to resign this week after revelations that their lobbying firm was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to represent Burma's brutal military dictatorship.1
And it gets worse—turns out this goes all the way to the top. Charlie
Black, McCain's campaign chairman, ran a lobbying firm that represented brutal
dictators like Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines and Mobutu Sese Seko in
Zaire—along with terrorist rebel Jonas Savimbi in Angola. Together,
these men have been responsible for massive human suffering.2
And for good measure, Charlie Black has represented war profiteer Blackwater Worldwide and Iraqi fraudster Ahmed Chalabi.read this doc their is a lot of people that dont even know this.i wish their was some way i could let all of the americain people see this..buddy..
John McCain says he's a defender of democracy. But the folks running his campaign have been playing for the other team.
Two of John McCain's senior campaign staff were forced to resign this week after revelations that their lobbying firm was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to represent Burma's brutal military dictatorship.1
And it gets worse—turns out this goes all the way to the top. Charlie Black, McCain's campaign chairman, ran a lobbying firm that represented brutal dictators like Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines and Mobutu Sese Seko in Zaire—along with terrorist rebel Jonas Savimbi in Angola. Together, these men have been responsible for massive human suffering.2
And for good measure, Charlie Black has represented war profiteer Blackwater Worldwide and Iraqi fraudster Ahmed Chalabi.3
Lee Iacocca Says:
"Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening?
Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder.
We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right
over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we
can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car.
But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads
when the politicians say, "Stay the course"
Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the
damned "Titanic". I'll give you a sound bite: "Throw all the bums
You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and
maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this
The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys
in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq, the Middle East is
burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving
'pom-poms' instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise
of the "America" my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for.
I've had enough. How about you?
I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're
not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have.
The Biggest "C" is Crisis!
Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis.
It's easy to sit there with your feet up on the desk and talk theory.
Or send someone else's kids off to war when you've never seen a
battlefield yourself. It's another thing to lead when your world
comes tumbling down.
On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other
time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the
ashes. A Hell of a Mess
So here's where we stand. We're immersed in a bloody war with no plan
for winning and no plan for leaving. We're running the biggest deficit
in the history of the country. We're losing the manufacturing edge to
Asia, while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health
care costs. Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a
coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble. Our borders are
like sieves. The middle class is being squeezed every which way these
are times that cry out for leadership.
But when you look around, you've got to ask: "Where have all the
leaders gone?" Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where
are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and
common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get
Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than
making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo.
We've spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and
all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.
Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of Hurricane Katrina.
Congress has yet to spend a single day evaluating the response to the
hurricane or demanding accountability for the decisions that were made
in the crucial hours after the storm.
Everyone's hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping it doesn't happen
again. Now, that's just crazy. Storms happen. Deal with it. Make a
plan. Figure out what you're going to do the next time.
Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can
restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed
that there could ever be a time when "The Big Three" referred to
Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, what
are we going to do about it?
Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down
the debt, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care
problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crises that are
eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.
I have news for the gang in Congress. We didn't elect you to sit on
your asses and do nothing and remain silent while our democracy is
being hijacked and our greatness is being replaced with mediocrity.
What is everybody so afraid of, that some bonehead on Fox News will
call them a name? Give me a break. Why don't you guys show some
spine for a change?
Hey, I'm not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I'm
trying to light a fire. I'm speaking out because I have hope I
believe in America.
In my lifetime I've had the privilege of living through some of
America's greatest moments. I've also experienced some of our worst
crises: the "Great Depression", "World War II", the "Korean War", the
"Kennedy Assassination", the "Vietnam War", the 1970s oil crisis, and
the struggles of recent years culminating with 9/11. If I've learned
one thing, it's this: "You don't get anywhere by standing on the
sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action. Whether it's
building a better car or building a better future for our children, we
all have a role to play. That's the challenge I'm raising in this
book. It's a call to "Action" for people who, like me, believe in
America it's not too late, but it's getting pretty close. So let's
shake off the crap and go to work. Let's tell them all we've had
A LETTER FROM SENATOR OBAMA
Subject: Message from Senator Barack Obama
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 11:43:07 -0500
Thank you for contacting me regarding the oil industry's influence in Washington. Many Americans share your view that this relationship is too “cozy,” and I certainly cannot argue with their point.
We will not achieve long-term energy independence without substantially cutting down on our use of oil and increasing the use of alternative fuels. Oil executives know this as well as anyone. They also know that if they are successful, it is unlikely that they will enjoy the same kind of dominance over the energy market that they have enjoyed for so many decades.
Faced with this dilemma, oil companies have chosen to leverage their considerable influence in Washington to stall and slow-walk America’s transition to a balanced, domestic fuel supply. Americans are rudely reminded of the success of this strategy every time they pull up to the gas pump. For example, the 2005 Energy Policy Act included numerous tax breaks for oil and gas companies, including accelerated expensing rules and expanded deductions for oil and gas production, refining, and distribution. The high price of oil and the magnitude of oil company profits make these incentives unnecessary. I understand that some members of Congress come from regions of the country where oil is a major part of the local economy. Yet, as oil companies report record profits while Americans in every region struggle to pay for gas, it is tough to take seriously any concern about the effect of cutting their subsidies and diverting them to alternative energy production.
There are few more pressing issues today than energy reform, and I will certainly do all I can to improve our energy policy priorities in the rapidly changing 21st century world. In January 2007, I introduced the Oil Subsidy Elimination for New Strategies on Energy (Oil SENSE) Act to repeal more than $3.7 billion of unwarranted subsidies, programs, and tax incentives for oil and gas that were included in the Energy Policy Act. The Oil SENSE Act also requires oil and gas companies to resume payment of royalties for the production of oil or natural gas from Federal land, which could be worth more than $7 billion over the next 5 years.
In my view, incentives for the energy industry should be focused on the development of renewable energy resources in the United States, especially those that also promote jobs, investment, innovation and economic development in rural, agriculture-dependent areas, and alleviate pressing environmental concerns like global warming. On March 16, 2007 I joined with Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), to introduce the American Fuels Act of 2007, a comprehensive proposal that will use alternative fuel technologies to greatly reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. First, the legislation provides a tax credit for cellulosic biomass fuels production to spur investment in commercial-scale production capacity over the next five years and requires that 2 billion gallons of new diesels be mixed into the annual national diesel pool by 2015. Second, the bill would increase consumer demand for alternative fuels by providing a short-term, 35 cents per gallon tax credit for E85 fuel and by providing automakers with a $100 tax credit for every E85-capable Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) produced. Third, it would require the government to allow public access to alternative fueling stations located on federal government property, and allow the Department of Defense (DOD) to enter into long term purchase contracts of alternative fuels for defense purposes. Finally, the bill would create a Director of Energy Security to oversee our progress towards energy independence. The Director of Energy Security would serve as the principal advisor to the President.
I have also taken a leadership role on a number of measures that would drastically reduce our oil dependence and our carbon emissions by focusing on two of their major causes – the cars we drive and the fuels we use. By 2020, these proposals would save us 2.5 million barrels of oil per day – the equivalent of ending all oil imports from the Middle East and removing 50 million cars' worth of pollution off the road.
These proposals include the Obama-Lugar-Biden Fuel Economy Reform Act that requires automakers to achieve significant annual improvements in fuel economy, and my Health for Hybrids bill that would help the US auto industry meet these new requirements by partially defraying their massive health care costs -- but only if the manufacturers are willing to invest the savings right back into the production of more fuel-efficient cars and trucks. I have already helped spur the use of biofuels by helping to provide tax credits to those who want to sell a mix of ethanol and gasoline known as E85 at their fueling stations. Since it only costs $100 per vehicle to install a flexible-fuel tank that can run on biofuels, I have also proposed that we help pay for this transition and that every vehicle purchased by the federal government be capable of running on biofuels.
On June 21, 2007 the Senate passed by a vote of 65 to 27 a compromise energy bill that raises fuel mileage requirements for passenger cars for the first time in more than two decades and vastly expands the use of renewable fuels over the next decade. During that debate, industry interests defeated a provision that would have raised taxes on the oil companies by about $32 billion and used that money on tax incentives for the use of wind power, solar power, ethanol and other renewable fuels. Furthermore, allies of the electric utilities were able to block a renewable electricity portfolio standard (RPS) that would have required a certain amount of electrical output to be produced from renewable energy sources. I am disappointed at both of these outcomes. In my view, these defeats are lost opportunities in our effort to reduce our dangerous reliance on foreign oil and reverse global warming.
I voted for this energy bill, which I view as a modest step forward in reducing our dependence on foreign oil and addressing global climate change. For 20 years, Congress has refused to raise our Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards even one mile from the 27.5 miles per gallon mark established in 1985. This bill will raise the average mileage of new cars and light trucks to 35 miles per gallon by 2020 - an achievable benchmark that is long overdue. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, this change alone will eventually reduce American oil consumption by 1.2 million barrels a day and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to removing 30 million cars from the road. The bill also initiates a vast expansion of renewable fuel production over the next decade, marking a positive shift from short-sighted policies that favor additional oil and gas drilling to long-term solutions that promote conservation and alternative energy. As the Senate works to resolve differences between its bill and the House-passed version, I will continue to urge my colleagues to pass these important measures into law.
Again, thank you for writing. We must refocus America’s energy policy to promote real energy independence and responsible environmental stewardship, and I look forward to working with you toward a more sensible energy future.
United States Senator
Thank you Senator Obama for sticking to your principles.
Thank you for not running scaremongering ads featuring bin Ladin, or little girls sleeping at 3am in the morning (by the way, that footage was taken a decade ago and now that girl is a grown up Obama voter no joke!).
Thank you for rejecting political stunts like the puny tax break on gas this summer that Hillary Clinton and John McCain trumpet. As you have noted, this band aid tax break will only come out to about $25 bucks per family this Summer. This stunt from Washington, D.C. would give the appearance of relief when in fact real American need far more serious relief from the hundreds and hundreds of dollars Americans are wasting on high fuel prices.
Thank you for standing up to denounce your former Pastor as he has become a serious distraction over the past few days with his media infatuation. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/30/us/politics/30obama.html?hp You have rejected the Pastor and his words because they are against your principles and love for America.
Thank you for your strength and courage Senator Obama. This is nothing new. You have championed much needed ethics reform in Congress. You don't take money from lobbyists like Hillary or McCain. You are better organized and tougher. You are not giving up your lead in delegates, the popular vote and states won.
Most importantly, thank you for your superior judgment. In the toughest decision facing America this Century, you stood out from Hillary and McCain because you were the only one who stood up against the decision to enter into a needless war against Iraq. You were the only one to speak out against the war BEFORE it started. You were the only candidate who as President would not have dragged America into this disastrous war.
And by the way, Hillary's judgment has continues to be poor through the present. Even as recently as last Fall Hillary voted for another warmongering Bush resolution - this time against Iran in declaring its military to be "terrorist." In the last debate a few weeks ago Hillary said she would extend our nuclear weapons umbrella over Saudi Arabia and Syria. Treating Saudi Arabia and Syria like they were members of NATO would by very risky. We don't even provide that kind of protection to Israel. That is why we allowed Israel to develop its own nuclear weapons in the 1960s.
Thank you Senator Obama for speaking up more than any other candidate for finishing the job in tracking down bin Ladin. Months after you said we needed to nail al Qaeda even if they hid in Pakistan, Bush finally started to get more aggressive. More al Qaeda members in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, our real enemy, are eliminated. Pakistan was not destabilized as a result – to the contrary it now wants to help us more than ever in response to our show of resolve.
Lastly, thank you for your hope and strength. You can bring us together.
You have shown that you understand that without unity and broad popular support
across party lines, any change will be washed away the moment the Republicans
assume the Presidency again.
Your.Friend.Buddy-A-Nam-Tay-Say.Hosick.Chief.Deputy.Of the Cherokee Tribal Council
Mitakuye Oyasin (we are all related)